Martine McCutcheon gives birth to baby boy

Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon has given birth to a baby boy, her and husband Jack McManus' first child.

Martine McCutcheon has given birth to her first child.

The former 'EastEnders' actress welcomed her and husband Jack McManus' baby boy Raffery into the world yesterday (04.02.15) and has confessed she instantly fell in love with him.

She wrote on Twitter: "Thank you all for my lovely messages! Baby Raffery is beautiful! Mop of dark hair, heart shaped face and Cupid lips - I'm in love big time (sic)."

The 38-year-old star reportedly wasn't due to give birth until Valentine's Day (14.02.15) but had spoken about her discomfort at living with her baby bump on social media recently.

She said last month: "Not able to sleep at all AGAIN. 3rd night in a row and then I sleep when I can during the day. This when I'm meant to be resting b4 baby! (sic)"

The brunette beauty - who previously suffered with depression - appeared willing to try anything to take the weight off her feet in the run up to Raffery's birth.

She wrote: "I'm off to float in the pool at the gym. Weightlessness and the smell of chlorine is a winner for me right now! #babybumppleasures (sic)."

Martine also sought the help of other expectant mothers among her 87,000 Twitter followers, adding: "Baby bump is keeping me up - restless legs are a nightmare! Anyone else have this whilst pregnant? I am painting nails..At this hour. WTF?! (sic)."

Meanwhile, the 'Love Actually' star admitted when she announced she was pregnant that she and Jack, 30, had accepted they were never going to have a child together.

She said at the time: "As a woman in her late 30s who's experienced health problems, I thought I might have to accept that it wasn't a path my life was going to take, but it would have been a great sadness in our lives if that had been the case."


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